Astrology GIFs for the Week of December 22, 2014

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With so many planets in Saturnine Capricorn, everyone feels more mature, cold, dignified, and conscientious. Take up new responsibilities and make careful and practical analysis of your finances now.

On Tuesday the 23rd, primordial Saturn lurches into mystical Sagittarius, and this shift compels us to delve deeper into our spiritual selves through old books, folklore, museums, or mythology. Engaging with old things will enrich your understanding of life under this transit. 

The week leading up to Christmas will be hectic but ultimately joyous, because after Thursday, December 25, there are a number of benevolent aspects between planets. This is especially true on Friday the 26th, which is the perfect day for love, romance, or creativity — the sun, Neptune, and a Piscean, waxing, moon promote imagination and fantasy.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19) 

You have four planets in your sign now: the sun, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto. Positive changes are possible in every respect. You will most likely begin to receive great benefits or assets. Leave old ideas and ways of living aside now, as Saturn enters your chart’s zone of endings on Tuesday. You must break from a prior way of thinking in order to benefit from this transit.  

Aquarius (January 20–February 18) 

Soon you will break ties with a group of people, as cheerless Saturn enters your section of society on Tuesday. You may be drawn to older, more mature groups at this time, which should be positive. If you behave foolishly, childishly, or impetuously during this transit of Saturn, your traditional planetary ruler, you risk causing social disgrace.

Pisces (February 19–March 20) 

Saturn enters your horoscope’s tenth house of career and honors on Tuesday, which signifies admiration by a superior — but this praise will not come without hard work. You may even receive a raise or additional responsibilities that improve your professional reputation.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Delve into mysticism of some sort, or look to the advice of a wise sage you can trust and learn from. The guidance you receive will benefit your reputation and career, but only if you heed what this older person shares with you.   

Taurus (April 20–May 20) 

There will be profound changes over the next two weeks. As Saturn shifts on Tuesday and other planets gather in Capricorn, an older person will alter your point of view. Seek out advice from elders whom you respect. Even old objects such as antiques and vintage books will inspire you.

Gemini (May 21–June 20) 

Gloomy Saturn moves into your seventh house of marriage and legal contracts with others, and your horoscope’s sector of endings is packed with planets. These powers could cause tumult, and perhaps conversations will become serious. Think about what this means to you, and if you should separate and move on from this marriage or business partnership. 

Cancer (June 21–July 22) 

Although your partnerships (personal and professional) are going well, you may experience trouble with your health soon if you do not take proper care of yourself. Rest and proper nutrition should be enough to restore your health.

Leo (July 23–August 22) 

Now it’s time to get down to serious business so you can get things done. Hunker down and do what you must in order to remain healthy and happy. Your ability to master simple, everyday dealings such as your commute or your interaction with co-workers will help you. Have fun with older people or those with a more mature, responsible attitude.

Virgo (August 23–September 22) 

Invest in home repairs, fix things that have fallen apart, or buy antiques during this transit of Saturn through your horoscope's section of domesticity. You are probably busy having fun, with four planets in your zone’s section of fun and amusement. Try to have fun with mature and responsible people. 

Libra (September 23–October 22) 

You may have problems now with peers on the job. Be careful not to gossip or to reveal too much personal information about sensitive subjects. Libras are peace-loving and tend to avoid these matters, but for now it would be best to invest in your home and domestic activities. Redecorate or have a party at home with friends but not co-workers.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21) 

You have the blessings of the planets to increase your finances but only if you put forth abundant effort. You should also feel a sense of relief or even an increase in energy as Saturn, the planet of restriction and constraint, finally exits your sign on Tuesday. As usual, do not engage in gossip or share secrets — though your sign is tempted to. You have an intuitive ability to read people’s thoughts, so use this power to connect with people.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21) 

Diligent Saturn transits your sign beginning on Tuesday, and you will benefit from serious adherence to your skill set or calling. Set your mind to your job and take pride in what you do. Working very hard right now is your main focus, and it may be best to do so alone for now. 

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange